Drawing from the Headlines

Drawing from the Headlines

New Graphic Journalism Webcomic

New Graphic Journalism Webcomic

This week marks the start of a new webcomic I launched to cover my latest graphic journalism project in Nepal, which will focus on human trafficking. Check it out here. New posts will be added three times a week to chronicle my work in the region, which kicks off on Oct 25.

In domestic news, I recently raised enough money to cover the first print run for my…

US Education Reform Comic Part 2

US Education Reform Comic Part 2

Continuing the story from the first episode (click here for the overview), part 2 of my comic with co-writer Adam Bessie launched on Truthout.org on Friday. Click here to read the latest installment on the TO site and see the connection between Milton Friedman, Wall St and a trio of billionaire philanthropists who doing all they can to privatize the US school system.

The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum (episode 1): a comic on Education Reform

The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum (episode 1): a comic on Education Reform

The beleaguered public school system in the US has been vilified by the media for some time now. Films like “Waiting for Superman” and ex-DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee would have us believe that the problem is with ineffective teachers and their all-powerful unions, whose only priority is rank self interest. Their solution? Opening up the system to free market capitalism in the form of educational foundations funded by…

Pullitzers, Eisner Nominations, Foundation Funding – Comics Journalism Gains Momentum

Pullitzers, Eisner Nominations, Foundation Funding – Comics Journalism Gains Momentum

The past few weeks have been a veritable mini-golden age for comics journalism, as the slumbering behemoth that is the mainstream media slowly but surely wakes up to the storytelling potential that illustrated reportage affords. First up is the editorial cartoonist machine that is Matt Bors, who in addition to being the comics journalism editor over at Cartoon Movement, cranks out an inordinate number of editorial…

Non-fiction Comics and the International Criminal Court

Non-fiction Comics and the International Criminal Court
First thing’s first – an introduction. I’m Dan Archer (www.archcomix.com) and I use comics to tell news stories in a way that traditional text-alone reporting can’t: from the extra level of agency they afford the reader as they piece panels together, to the myriad ways you can visually link disparate content together without it disrupting the narrative flow….